Beijing Mega Airport Plans Revealed

10/11/2012 11:13 am ET | Updated Oct 15, 2012
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Projected to open in 2017, the Beijing Daxing International Airport will be able to accommodate 130 million passengers a year. That's 23 million more than JFK and Heathrow.

Its eight runways will be a hub for China Southern and China Eastern airlines. Air China will remain at Beijing Capital International Airport.

A ground transportation hub will funnel passengers onto a high-speed train that will have them in Beijing in 30 minutes, or onto the traditional subway system.

Sure this airport will be big. But will it be as cool as the floating island airport that has been proposed for London to alleviate the traffic at Heathrow?

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